Historic Structures Report for Onamia Soo Line Depot

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Onamia
Start Date
April 2010
End Date
October 2010
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Mille Lacs
Mille Lacs
Project Overview

Field survey investigations were conducted during September and October of 2010 in order to inventory, record and analyze the physical condition of architectural and structural features of the Onamia Soo Line Railroad Depot which currently is serving as a public library and Soo Line Boxcar. Based on existing conditions, recommendations for repairs were prepared along with yearly inspection logs and a list of maintenance duties.

The maintenance plan for the Onamia Soo Line Depot addresses planned and long-term corrective maintenance and recommendations for site improvements. It is divided into the following sections:
1) Site and Depot Condition and Recommendations
2) Depot Inspection Log
3) Maintenance Duties and Logs

The primary purpose of the Box Car Physical Conditions Survey is two-fold:
1) survey and evaluate the physical condition of the Boxcar; and
2) recommend remedial work.

Project Details
To prepare a historic structures report for the Soo Line Depot, currently serving as a public library
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (b), Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants
Appropriation Language

(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
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PO Box 186
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155